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Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 16,2016

Thailand's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta's ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism. The junta has banned protests, muzzled the press, blocked scores of

Image : China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 17,2016

China's defense ministry said on Monday it was paying close attention to this week's navy drills between the United States and South Korea, and urged them to exercise restraint and not exacerbate regional tensions. China has been angered by a

Image : Tourism startups to get leg up

Tourism startups to get leg up

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 17,2017

EN VietNamNet - The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to be established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Plague of locusts leads Bolivia to issue state of emergency

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales is declaring a state of emergency to fight a plague of locusts that is decimating crops in the country's agricultural heartland.

Morales announced the decision Wednesday as part of a contingency plan. It includes $700,000 in additional funds for fumigation.

Officials say the swarm of locusts first appeared two weeks ago about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of the eastern city of Santa Cruz. It has spread fast and is now about 18 miles (30 kilometers) from Bolivia's largest city.

Bolivia's Eastern Agriculture Chamber estimates more than 2,700 acres (1,100 hectares) of corn, sorghum and beans have already been destroyed by the locusts. Authorities fear the locusts will reach the breadbasket region that supplies more than 80 percent of Bolivia's food unless there is extensive fumigation.

Nam Dinh aims to expand health insurance coverage

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Nam Dinh, (VNA) – The northern province of Nam Dinh aims to cover additional 8,000-10,000 workers at non-State enterprises with health and social insurance by the end of this year. The goal was revealed by Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Le Doai at a conference on October 13. It forms part of the province’s target to expand health insurance coverage, particularly among workers at industrial zones and in disadvantaged areas, from… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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The Latest: US seeks death penalty in airport shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Airport Shooting-Florida (all times local):6:25 p.m.Federal prosecutors have filed charges against the Florida airport shooting suspect that could bring the death penalty if he is convicted.A criminal complaint filed Saturday by the Miami U.S. attorney's office accuses 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death. The punishment is execution or any prison sentence up to life.Prosecutors also charged… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

HCM City to open VND1-trillion coffer for startups next month

The HCMC Department of Science and Technology is expected to announce a startup supportive program at the end of November in which VND1 trillion (US$44.7 million) would be lent to young local businesses. HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong speaks at a conference on support for startup projects on October 21 Local government has plans to assist some 2,000 startup projects from now to 2020. Up to now, enterprises have registered to get support for 200 projects. The capital will be used to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Ministries argue about gov't oversight of Uber

Management agencies are continuing to argue about how to collect taxes from Uber.  There are two different viewpoints about Uber’s business. First, Uber should be seen as a transport service provider because Uber determines the service fee and issues invoices to customers. It only hires institutions or individuals as partners to provide transport service. Only after collecting 100 percent of service fee will Uber periodically pay to its partners. Second, Uber should be seen as an… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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